Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of January, 1886

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Forty candidates were selected as naval cadets following several days of examination commencing on 25 November, 1885. Their examination scores were as follows.[1]

  1. Thomas Parry Bonham, 1543
  2. Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot, 1440 (b 1872, Midshipman, disch service O.R. 17 Aug 1891, d 25 Sep 1916 in France as 2 Lt. in Grenadier Guardsmen)
  3. Charles Walter Campbell Strickland, 1375 (b 27 Feb 1873, Cdr., d 14 Sep 1918, train accident)
  4. Thomas Francis Tregoye Michell, 1331
  5. Mervyn Hugh Cobbe, 1310
  6. Doveton James Greentree, 1289 (b 28 Jul 1872, Midshipman, withdrew from service after C.M., 1891)
  7. George Herbert Spilsbury Potter, 1280 (b 4 Oct 1872, Lt. Cdr., retired unfit 4 Apr 1901, d 27 Jul 1932)
  8. John Barff Hancock, 1249
  9. Bertram Sutton Evans, 1246
  10. Berkeley Holme-Sumner, 1238
  11. John Paul Irven, 1232
  12. Richard Hyde, 1227
  13. Hugh Nicholas Granville Stucley, 1217 (b 22 Jun 1873, Lt. Cdr., )
  14. Charles Louis Boulnois, 1216 (b 24 Apr 1873, Lt., d 23 Feb 189X, enteric fever)
  15. Edmund Lowry, 1212 (not found at TNA)
  16. Harry Anthony Pownall Glossop, 1211
  17. Hepworth Staley Alton, 1208
  18. Philip Colquhoun Pearson, 1207 (b 24 Aug 1872, retired Capt., d 11 Sep 1933)
  19. Gerard John Sands, 1195 (b 16 Nov 1872, Midshipman, resigned 17 Dec 1890)
  20. Arthur Charles Harbord, 1190 (b 16 Oct 1872, Midshipman, resigned 9 Sep 1891)
  21. Francis Evelyn Massy-Dawson, 1186
  22. Pasfield Victor Oliver, 1185
  23. Francis Waldemar Theodore Meister, 1184 (b 17 Dec 1872, Sub Lt., d 23 Feb 1894 in action against Fodi Silah while in Magpie)
  24. Peter William Edward Hill, 1173
  25. James Bowhill Mason, 1160 (b 18 Aug 1872, Lt., d 1902, drowned in Pacific while in Condor, date unknown)
  26. William Thornton Pinder Wilson, 1150 (b 22 Aug 1872, ret Cdr., retired O.R. 30 Jun 1912)
  27. Arthur Herbert Charles Chesney Home, 1147
  28. William Archibald Howard Kelly, 1144
  29. Harry Charles John Roberts West, 1141
  30. Frederic Henry Walter, 1137
  31. John Davies Rogers, 1134 (b 7 Aug 1872, ret Cdr., d 8 May 1947, accidental drowning)
  32. Gerald Thomas Fleetwood Pike, 1133
  33. Ernest Foster Gregory, 1123 (b 15 Jan 1873, ret Capt., )
  34. Henry Bernard Montagu, 1122
  35. Astle Scott Littlejohns, 1121
  36. Robert William Francis Travers, 1120
  37. Hugh Barrington Le Fanu, 1113 (b 11 Nov 1872, ret Capt.,
  38. George Cecil Hardy, 1101
  39. Cecil Henry Fox, 1086
  40. Arthur Gordon Smith, 1082

Additionally, Murray Fraser Sueter is simply listed as a candidate for Service Cadetship and Frederickson Donald Mackay Guggisberg (not found at TNA) is listed as a candidate for Colonial Cadetship. Norman Litchfield Stanley is also noted, in his service record, to have been part of this term.

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 05, 1885; pg. 8; Issue 31622.
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From September 1903 entries were also made to the Royal Naval College, Osborne under the Selborne Scheme. The Britannia was closed in July 1905 after the May entry, which was sent to Bermuda with the January entry. The following two terms under the old scheme were sent straight to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.